Home disasters can include storm damage, fires, and water damage caused by flooding. After a disaster, a fire damage restoration/water damage restoration company needs to be called to clean up the mess. Dealing with a disaster is stressful enough, which is why hiring an experienced restoration company that is available on a moment’s notice is essential. Since it can be caused by a variety of different issues, defining restoration is not always an easy task. However, this is the last step to return your home to its pre-storm, pre-fire, and/or pre-water damaged condition. Choosing an experienced restoration company is vital because there are specific steps that must be followed during the home restoration process.

Home Restoration is the Final Step

Even the smallest fire can leave extensive damage behind. This soggy, smelly mess is caused by the remnants left behind by the fire itself, as well as by the water and chemicals used to put the fire out. Preventing additional damage, such as wood rot and mold growth, requires assistance from a professional restoration company.

Assess the Damage

An accurate assessment of the damage is essential to ensure that the restoration process is completed correctly. Professional home disaster teams will determine the amount of damage your home has sustained. This assessment usually includes looking to see how far the smoke, fire, soot, or water traveled within your home. In addition, your walls and ceilings will be assessed for damage.

Minor Repairs

Once the assessment is complete, minor repairs can be addressed. Minor repairs include the removal of soot, smoke, and the sticky chemical substance left behind by the fire department. Zona Restoration uses specialized techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to remove the odors, chemicals, and stains that remain following a fire or flood.

New Drywall

Restoring homes may include the removal of wet, damaged insulation and drywall. The new insulation needs to be laid before the drywall can be replaced. As soon as the insulation is replaced, our contractor can begin drywall restoration. Installing drywall includes hanging sheets of drywall, applying mudding compound at the seams, and once the compound has dried, sanding the seams to achieve a seamless surface. If the initial mudding and sanding process does not result in a seamless surface, this process will be repeated until a seamless surface is attained. Drywall removal and installation services are designed to minimize disruption, and the amount of dust created during this process. After the drywall installation is complete, the interior walls are ready to be painted. In addition, the molding and trim can be painted (or stained and sealed).

New Carpet

Installing the flooring as late as possible in the renovation process saves its surface from significant damage while other issues are being addressed. For example, installing new carpet prior to painting the walls may result in paint dripping onto the carpet.

Major Repairs and Construction for Home Restoration

If your home has structural damage, new walls may need to be constructed. In addition, doors and windows might need to be replaced. Home disasters can be a scary and exhausting experience. That is why there are home damage professionals who understand the process and can help you and your family recover quickly and effectively.